In this podcast, we dive into the world of endocrine nursing with Dr. Chris Yedinak from the Oregon Health and Science University. For the last five years, she has specialized in neuroendocrine testing and pre-and post-operative care of patients with neuroendocrine and pituitary diseases. Nurses play a critical role in the care of patients with pituitary disease and we are delighted to bring you this wonderful conversation.
On Cushing’s Day, we share Sharmyn McGraw’s blog on her journey with the disease. From her Blog – “Now twenty-one years in remission from a pituitary adenoma tumor, Sharmyn McGraw, patient advocate, author, artist, and
The Pacific Neuroscience Institute is celebrating 20 years of their pituitary patient support group! Ever since April 2001, when the first meeting was held, the institute, with Sharmyn McGraw’s help, has been conducting patient support
From the desk of J D Faccinetti, co-founder – The World Alliance of Pituitary Organizations, WAPO is attempting to provide a world view of pituitary disease through a “mapping project” that asks member organizations to
From Jorge D Faccinetti, co-founder – Today is Rare Disease day. It is encouraging and gratifying to see the many organizations that participate by acknowledging the day. Thank you for mentioning Rare Disease Day in
From our friends at UCSF: Read this great update with links to articles on telemedicine for patients with pituitary disorders, making surgery safer during the Covid-19 pandemic, common mistakes made when treating patients with central hypothyroidism,
From Lewis S Blevins, Jr., M.D. – Today on Dr. Blevins’ Corner: An elderly man underwent removal of the thyroid gland many years ago due to an overactive thyroid as a result of a goiter. He
Joining a new drug trial, for example, is an action that can benefit many affected with a disease, particularly with a rare disease, where finding enough people for an adequate sample is very challenging.
From the desk of Linda M. Rio, MA, MFT – Marriage and Family Therapists and PWN contributor – Hope, in such a year as unique as 2020 is a more important word than ever not only for
From Leslie Edwin, president of the CSRF comes a fun way to raise funds for their important mission with fashion and stylish winter wear. The Cushing’s Support and Research Foundation has created some awareness merchandise,
Patients, advocacy, and healthcare organizations are promoting awareness of the condition around the world. The World Alliance of Pituitary Organizations WAPO Board decided to re-use the WAPO Acromegaly Awareness Campaign of 2019 to raise awareness on
Grzegorz Rosiak, M.D., an interventional radiologist from Warsaw Medical University, sends us a recently published article, “Percutaneous Adrenal Gland Thermal Ablation,” an alternative Cushing syndrome treatment. You can read more about thermal ablation of the adrenal gland